Towns in Australia

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Woodford QLD


Postcode: 4514

Woodford is a small town in Queensland, Australia, on the D’Aguilar Highway 72 km north-west of Brisbane and approximately 20km west of Caboolture. The town is noted for its folk festival that takes place over the New Year holidays. The Woodford Correctional Centre is on the outskirts of town.

Woodford is the terminus for the disused Woodford branch railway line, formerly operated by Queensland Rail. Priot to that, the line extended to Kilcoy. Between Caboolture (where the branch splits off the mainline) and Woodford, the tracks and corridor are still in place, but would require some maintenance before services could resume.

It is also one of the filming locations from the movie Undead.

Woodford is home to one of Australia’s largest collections of narrow gauge steam locos. Members of the Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society have developed a museum off Archer Street and on Sundays, volunteers run a restored steam loco through the town for visitors to enjoy.

Woodford township oozes charm with its wide tree lined streets and colonial shops offering a variety of goods from antiques, fashion, home wares and eateries. For something different pop into Grapeland Fruit shop where the King (Elvis) is immortalised in posters and you can be taken back to the years of rock n roll with impromptu renditions of Elvis’ greatest hits.